Apple adds donation links to iTunes, web site, allows donations to American Red Cross following Japanese, Ecuadorian earthquakes
Date: Friday, April 22nd, 2016, 10:21
Category: Announcement, iTunes, News
If you were looking for a way to help the victims of the Japanese and Ecuadorian earthquakes, you can do it through iTunes. Apple has partnered with the American Red Cross allowing you to submit donations of $5, $10, $25, $50, $100, and $200 denominations.
The donations are being accepted via iTunes and the App Store on both iOS devices and computers. the donation page itself, Apple specifies that 100 percent of the donation goes directly to the American Red Cross and that Apple does not take any portion. Furthermore, Apple notes that the only record you will receive for this donation is a receipt via email.
As you have probably heard, a trio of devastating earthquakes hit Ecuador and Japan in the past week. Last Thursday, Japan’s Kyushu region suffered a 6.2 magnitude earthquake. Then, the next day the same area was hit by a 7.3 magnitude quake. It’s been reported that 48 people were killed by the two quakes and following aftershocks. Additionally, Ecuador was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on Saturday and it’s been reported that at least 570 are dead following this earthquake, while an additional 155 are still missing.
You can also donate via Apple’s web site, linked below.